SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is working on Combat Air Teaming System (CATS), a planned unmanned and manned combat aircraft air teaming system with Private sector company NewSpace Research & Technologies. In Its new promo video, it showcased a Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV) that seems to be based on the ALH-Dhruv platform.
ALH-Dhruv RUAV can be seen launching Air Launched Flexible Asset-Swarm (ALFA-S) loitering munition in the promo video. ALH-Dhruv RUAV will be the latest addition to the CATS program that was not showcased earlier with the ability to take off and land on warships capable of carrying helicopters.
HAL in the late 2000s had tied up with Israel Aerospace Industries or IAI to develop NRUAV (Naval Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) based on HAL’s Chetak Helicopter but the program was later abandoned due to differences and due to aging Chetak Helicopter fleet.
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